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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:25 PM
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Oxygen supplies for India police (BBC) {breathing polluted air}
By Subir Bhaumik
BBC News, Calcutta

Police stations across the Indian city of Calcutta have been equipped with oxygen devices to enable police to offset the effects of pollution.

The extra air is for the benefit of hundreds of traffic policemen in the city who have to brave some of the worst pollution in the world.

The move follows a recent report which said that some 70% of people in the city suffer from respiratory disorders.

It said that traffic police were among the worst hit by poor air quality.
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Only 10% of Calcutta's 1.5m vehicles have converted to green fuels - and only 20% of those have taken an emission test in the last two years.
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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6665803.stm

Calcutta has tough vehicle emissions laws (tougher than US!) but they have not been enforced -- see the article for details.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:31 PM
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1. When the people there complain enough about law enforcement
for the vehicle emissions, it'll change.

"Calcutta has tough vehicle emissions laws (tougher than US!) but they have not been enforced."
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 06:25 AM
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2. Optimist!
I suspect that the people with influence are those who live
outside the city and use their cars to commute into the city.
Hence, the ones who complain have little power and the ones
with power will not complain - because not only are they
little affected by the problem but also they are a large part
of the cause.

Sort of like expecting politicians to give up their limos
and SUVs in order to set a good example.
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